Memorial Day and the Unofficial Start of Summer AC Season

Memorial Day weekend is here—a time for Americans to honor their veterans and commemorate fallen heroes who have given their lives for our freedom. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by having family gatherings, going on road trips, participating in parades, or visiting memorials. The blast furnace of sweltering summer heat will soon arrive in Arizona. And your air conditioning unit will quickly become the most important appliance in your home.

Want to make certain your house stays comfortable this holiday weekend and all summer long? Don’t head into summer without having your HVAC system checked and follow these few tips to heat-proof your home.

Air Conditioning Check Up

Nothing is more uncomfortable than having a stifling hot house because your HVAC system has broken down. The best way to guarantee your system is running efficiently is to schedule a seasonal service call. At Bruce’s, a seasonal tune up includes:

  • Checking and replacing the air filter.
  • Inspecting wiring, connections, and fuses.
  • Inspecting condensate pan, drain lines, coils, and air ducts.
  • Cleaning the outdoor condensing coil and indoor evaporating coil.
  • Checking refrigerant lines and levels.
  • Cleaning and adjusting the blower assembly.
  • Inspecting the air handler cabinet and ductwork for leaks.
  • Checking relays, motor bearings, capacitors, and motor amps.
  • Adjusting the fan for balance.

Heat Proof Your House

You may want to consider installing heavy drapes, sun block shades, or shutters to block out the sun in rooms facing west and south. The sun’s UV rays can fade throw rugs, carpeting, and furniture. Direct sunlight can raise indoor room temperatures by up to 10 degrees.

If you haven’t already done so, install ceiling fans in every room. Ceiling fans reduce energy costs and decrease a room’s feels-like temperature by up to four degrees. Some newer ceiling fans feature integrated Bluetooth speakers and a thermostat sensor that detects ambient temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the blades.

Call Bruce’s

For the comfort of your family all summer long, call our experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating. Our professionals know all the cool tips to keep your house comfortable. We’re here for you 24/7 including all holidays. Call us today at 480-968-5652 to schedule a visit. This Memorial Day, we hope you and your family stay cool and safe.